Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.
Carolyn Long, 92, a onetime Capitol Hill aide who was the widow of former U.S. senator Russell B. Long (D-La.), died July 27 at her home in Bethesda, Md. The cause was respiratory failure, said a niece, Lyn Hart.
Mrs. Long was born Carolyn Elizabeth Bason in Yanceyville, N.C. She settled in the Washington area in 1945 and was an assistant to Sen. Clyde R. Hoey (D-N.C.) before working for the Navy Department in London and Frankfurt, Germany. She later worked for more than a decade for Hoey’s successor, Sen. Sam J. Ervin Jr. (D-N.C.).
In 1969, she married the son of Huey P. Long, the former Louisiana governor and U.S. senator who was assassinated in 1935. Russell Long, an influential chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, served in the Senate until 1987 and died in 2003.
Mrs. Long belonged to the International Neighbors Club and the Senate Wives Red Cross group. She held leadership positions with organizations including the Congressional Club, the U.S. Botanic Garden, the Wolf Trap Foundation and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Washington, according to her family.
Joan M. Kelly, 77, an assistant professor of nursing at Georgetown University’s nursing school from 1972 to 1991, died June 20 at her home in the District. She had ovarian cancer, said a brother, James P. Murphy.
Mrs. Kelly was born Joan Murphy in Newark and raised in Swampscott, Mass. She was assistant to the dean of Georgetown University’s nursing school from 1991 to 1992 and then worked for the school’s dental clinic as a registered nurse. She later became a medical case manager with the National Association of Letter Carriers. She was a eucharistic minister of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown and volunteered at a homeless shelter.
Marianne L. Cook, 90, a retired State Department officer, died July 14 at her home at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, Md. The cause was congestive heart failure, said a sister-in-law, Sue Cook.
She was born in the District and had lived in Arlington and Bethesda before moving to Asbury Methodist Village in 2012. In 1983, she retired from the State Department after 33 years of service. At retirement, she was chief of the Southern and Central Africa Division of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Earlier, she served in Paris and Cameroon.
Herman P. Miller, 94, who retired as chief of the population division of the Census Bureau in 1971, died July 7 at his home in Cave Creek, Ariz. The cause was complications from a stroke, said a daughter, Judith Glasser.
Dr. Miller was born in New York City and moved to the Washington area in 1945. He joined the Census Bureau as an economic statistician in 1946 and was the author of three books on income distribution. He was responsible for planning, organizing and supervising Census Bureau studies related to wage distribution and employment.
In retirement, he worked as an expert witness in death and injury cases. He was a fellow of the American Statistical Association and a member of what is now Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim synagogue in Silver Spring, Md. He moved to Arizona from Silver Spring in 2005.
Richard P. Moran, 95, a real estate investor in Montgomery and Frederick counties and a sportsman who founded the Middletown Valley Hunt and the Potomac Polo Club in Maryland, died July 7 at his home in Gaithersburg, Md. The cause was bile-duct cancer, said a daughter, Martha Moran.
Mr. Moran was born in Syracuse, N.Y., and moved to the Washington area in 1934. Early in his career, he was publicity director for a hotel subsidiary of Pan American Airways and a magazine editor and travel promoter for Pan Am. He also worked in the Washington bureau of the Associated Press before establishing a variety of companies to acquire and sell real estate.
Nancy Lee Allen, 92, founder and owner of the Fun Shop, a variety store in Middleburg, Va., died July 2 at a retirement community in Winchester, Va. She had complications from a cerebral hemorrhage, said a daughter, Middleburg Mayor Betsy Allen Davis.
Mrs. Allen was born Nancy Coble in Winchester and lived in New York and Florida before settling in Middleburg in 1955. She founded the Fun Shop in 1956 and built it from a children’s store into a department store selling clothing, home decor and other goods. She ran the store for more than 50 years before turning it over to her daughters, Betsy Allen Davis and Page Allen. After she moved to Winchester in 2014, her Middleburg home became the site of the Middleburg Museum.
Helen H. Heneghan, 83, who was city clerk and treasurer of Rockville, Md., from 1974 to 1986, died July 13 at a hospital in Rockville. She had cancer, said a son, Jim Heneghan.
Mrs. Heneghan was born Helen Hart in Boston and moved to Rockville in 1958. During her time as clerk-treasurer, she served four mayors and was chair of the city’s Board of Supervisors of Elections. From 2010 until March 2015, she was board treasurer for the information technology firm HCGI Hartford in Columbia, Md.
She was past president of the Rockville Chamber of Commerce and secretary-treasurer and vice president of the Maryland Municipal Clerks Association. She was an instructor and board member for Hospice Caring and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, both in Rockville.
Michael P. Stiglitz, 72, a Washington dentist for 41 years who specialized in periodontics, died July 10 at a hospice in the District. The cause was cancer, his son Matthew Stiglitz said.
Dr. Stiglitz, a D.C. resident, was born in Newark. He opened his Washington practice in periodontics in 1974 and closed his office this past spring. For 15 years, he was director of the North American Periodontal Study Club, which supports continued study in the field of periodontics.
Hortense H. Auerbach, 96, who retired in 1981 as acting director of Gallaudet University’s tutorial center, died July 12 at a retirement community in Sandy Spring, Md. The cause was respiratory failure, said a daughter, Debby Giancoli.
Mrs. Auerbach, a Sandy Spring resident, was born Hortense Henson in Monett, Mo. She joined Gallaudet University in 1962 and lived in the Washington area until 1992, when she moved to Concord, N.H. She returned to Montgomery County in 2007. She volunteered with the Gallaudet University Alumni Association, the National Association of the Deaf, the university’s National Information Center on Deafness, and the American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association.
Ivan J. Kauffman, 76, a syndicated columnist for Catholic and Mennonite publications who also remodeled houses on Capitol Hill, died July 15 at a hospice in Warminster, Pa. He had suffered a stroke July 4, said a daughter, Eda Kauffman.
Mr. Kauffman was born in Cheraw, Colo. He lived in Washington from 1966 to 2009, when he moved to Collegeville, Minn. He relocated to Pennsylvania this year.
He was author of two books of poetry and a 2009 book “Follow Me: A History of Christian Intentionality.” He was a former executive secretary of the peace section of the Mennonite Central Committee. In the 1970s and 1980s, he wrote a syndicated column for Catholic and Mennonite newsletters and other publications.
— From staff reports